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 Posted: Wed Jun 11th, 2014 01:13 am
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Abandoned Railroad Trestle, Cloudcroft NM. Tracks have been removed:
http://24.media.tumblr.com/0815d4241887603ce8049731c2332f97/tumblr_n6xohqd6D31s7e0yco1_1280.jpg
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 Posted: Wed Jun 11th, 2014 12:18 pm
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Jose,

That is a good one for seeing how it was built.

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Jose,

How was the track fastened down to the longitudinal top timbers, I cannot see any fixing holes etc. ??

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Michael: not the foggiest idea. It stumped me also. Jose.



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Could it be it never carried rails, being abandoned before commissioning? I wouldn't be surprised. After some googleing, I found this: http://images.world66.com/th/e_/cl/the_cloudcroft_nm_galleryfull. As the trestle is within a popular recreation area, the forestry commission has replaced the rooten baulks by new ones in case someone walks the trestle.

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Makes sense. Jose.



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I think this photo shows a trestle under construction and the cross ties are not put in place yet. That's why you don't see any holes in those members.
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Googled the pic and found location:
Abandoned Railroad Trestle, Cloudcroft NM
and more info here:
http://www.abandonedrails.com/Alamogordo-Sacramento_Mountain_Railway
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Thanks to Helmut & Jose for the additional Internet links.

According to the Abandoned Rails info & the Tourist Sign info the line was complete & functional but the deck now looks restored as compared to Helmut's picture link.

I see the line had an ' S ' curve (reverse curve) trestle !


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I think that most times--especially if the trestle was on a curve --the ties had a shallow notch to keep them from sliding sideways on the stringers.


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